National Instruments Aust & NZ recently announced the release of the new NI cRIO-9075 and cRIO-9076 integrated chassis and embedded controllers. This release will help to reduce the cost of the NI CompactRIO platform for embedded control and monitoring applications. CompactRIO is driven by reconfigurable I/O (RIO) and NI LabVIEW FPGA technologies and coalesces an open embedded architecture with a small footprint, robust ruggedness and a wide breadth of analog, digital, motion and communication I/O modules. The cRIO-9075 and cRIO-9076 controllers are suitable for embedded control and monitoring applications within the energy, medical and robotics industries, as they require a short time to market, advanced control algorithms and high-speed analog and digital I/O.
The new integrated chassis and embedded controllers feature an industrial 400 MHz Freescale real-time processor and four-slot chassis as well as an embedded Xilinx Spartan-6 field-programmable gate array for custom timing, precision control and signal processing capabilities. These NI RIO systems are programmable with LabVIEW graphical system design tools and unite the simplicity of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems with the performance of custom hardware. This combination provides engineers and researchers with an easily reconfigurable embedded system, eliminating the need to design custom hardware for higher volume deployments and OEM applications, and enabling them to prototype and deploy custom embedded control and monitoring systems rapidly and without large-scale engineering design teams.
Engineers, researchers and design teams can further reduce time to market and improve system reliability by reusing the same LabVIEW code in between prototyping and deployment phases. Offering a lower cost to the RIO platform, these new cRIO-9075 and cRIO-9076 chassis and embedded controllers allow companies to get to market faster but also deploy at higher volumes more cost effectively.